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Chansky’s Notebook: New Buzz in Charlotte?

Mitch Kupchak and George Karl to the Hornets? Could happen. Kupchak has plenty of time to kill since being replaced as general manager of the Lakers. He’s attended at least two Carolina home games this season, plus the Tar Heels’ thrilling win at N.C. State. On his last trip, George Karl came along, looking hale and healthier since winning his battle over cancer.

Julius Hodge says he tanked his pre-draft workout to avoid George Karl

Former Denver Nuggets NBA draft bust, Julius Hodge, said he purposefully tanked his pre-draft workout with the Nuggets because he wanted to avoid playing for George Karl. Unfortunately for Hodge, his scheme did not work. Denver selected Hodge with the 20th pick in the 2005 NBA draft. He appeared in just 14 games with the Nuggets that season and another 4 the following season before being traded.

Supporting a good cause all that's needed to get George Karl to Lincoln

It didn’t take much to get former NBA player and coach George Karl to Lincoln. Just a friend of a friend and a good cause. Karl was the keynote speaker at the Steve Vertin Memorial MRC Basketball Coaches Clinic on Friday. The clinic hosted coaches from around the state with the proceeds going to Vertin’s three grandchildren, who all a suffer from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy,

Audio: Former NBA Head Coach George Karl Talks New Book

George Karl, one of the most outspoken coaches in NBA history, reflects on his life, his career, and his battles on and off the basketball court in his new memoir, “Furious George: My Forty Years Surviving NBA Divas, Clueless GMs, and Poor Shot Selection.” Karl earned his reputation for being intense and loud with management, officials, or star players.

George Karl still stirring the pot

All these years later, it still stings. George Karl can still see Glenn Robinson missing that 10-footer at the buzzer in Game 5 of the 2001 NBA Eastern Conference finals. “I can see that jump shot and I can almost replay the emptiness I felt when it didn’t go in,” Karl said. “It was like, ‘Oh, man, we had this one. We had this one.’ ”

George Karl invents new term, chaortic, to describe his time in Seattle

The title of his book is “Furious George,” but George Karl makes it clear that the moniker doesn’t really describe him anymore. Not after two bouts of cancer changed his perspective and led to a spiritual awakening. “Maybe that was the case in Seattle and Milwaukee,’’ he said with a laugh. “Now it’s friendly George.”

The Primary Break: UNC-VT Quick Takes

Quick statistical nuggets from UNC’s 91-72 victory over Virginia Tech. Both UNC’s 14 made 3s and 30 attempted 3s were season highs, topping the 12 and 27 against NC State. Justin Jackson’s 26 points pushed him past 1300 in his career. He moved by York Larese, Joe Forte, George Karl, and Kevin Madden, and now ranks 42nd on UNC’s career leaderboard with 1303.

Carolina Insider Podcast: George Karl

The latest episode of the Carolina Insider podcast reviews UNC's basketball win at Boston College and catches up with former Tar Heel guard George Karl. Join hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas to survey the scene in the ACC, then hear Karl, the longtime NBA head coach, reflect on his time at North Carolina, head coach Dean Smith and more.

George Karl shares fond memories of his time coaching Sonics

George Karl has found himself in the news recently thanks to some statements in his new book “Furious George: My Forty Years Surviving NBA Divas, Clueless GMs, and Poor Shot Selection.” Considering the title, it really shouldn’t be much of a surprise that George doesn’t mince words about a lot of the players he coached.

George Karl discusses his new book, coaching missteps, Carmelo Anthony, and the league today

George Karl's new book, "Furious George: My Forty Years Surviving NBA Divas, Clueless GMs, and Poor Shot Selection," doesn't hold back. The book from the 64-year-old former coach is a tell-all memoir spanning his North Carolina roots, with him learning under legendary basketball coach Dean Smith, to his wild and successful coaching career, where he coached six teams and amassed 1,175 wins, the sixth-most all-time.

George Karl Has Plenty Of Nice Things To Say Despite The ‘Furious’ Backlash To His New Book

It has been three weeks since George Karl gave Phil Jackson a breather and became the most hated man in the NBA. His new memoir, “Furious George,” has had the former NBA coach in hot water because his stories seem bitter and mean-spirited to many. This has left him surprised and disappointed, because he’s not out to hurt anyone.

George Karl Q&A: 'This Isn't What I Wanted'

There are few hard, fast rules about publishing. But when your book tour doubles as a rehab tour, chances are you’ve written something explosive. George Karl’s memoir was supposed to drop on Jan. 10. But when excerpts of “Furious George: My Forty Years Surviving NBA Divas, Clueless GM’s and Poor Shot Selection" seeped out before Christmas, a full-blown cause celebre preceded publication.

George Karl's book is controversial, but is much more as well

The irony of the controversy surrounding former Nuggets coach George Karl, in the days since excerpts of his new book “Furious George” were made public, is found in a passage in the pages of his own prose. “I just wish someone had managed me, like a GM does with a talented player,” Karl says in the book.

George Karl 'surprised' by backlash from controversial book

Former NBA coach George Karl has been scrutinized lately for comments he made in his upcoming book "Furious George" and he seems perplexed by it. “The backlash was interesting," Karl said Thursday on "Mike & Mike." When asked whether he was surprised by the reactions, he said, "yeah."

Kenny Smith on George Karl: ‘I thought he crossed the line’

Former Houston Rockets point guard and TNT studio analyst Kenny “The Jet” Smith had a strong take on George Karl and the consequences of his new book Furious George where he dished out plenty of blame on his former Denver Nuggets players Carmelo Anthony, J.R. Smith, and Kenyon Martin.

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